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No grudges at talks with Colombian government: FARC


September 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will enter into peace talks with President Juan Manuel Santos's administration in Havana "without grudges or arrogance", the ... Read more...

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Former RSP general secretary K. Pankajakshan dead


August 28th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Former Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) general secretary and veteran Kerala politician K. Pankajakshan died at the Medical College hospital here Tuesday night, said family sources. He ... Read more...

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‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ impresses Shridhar Raghavan


June 17th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Writer Shridhar Raghavan, who has written scripts for films like "Khakee" and "Dum Maaro Dum", says he loved "Gangs of Wassepur" and is waiting for the ... Read more...

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Amul’s India: The 50-year-campaign in fine print (IANS BOOKS)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Onida devil has died and so has the Liril girl and Air India's Maharaja, but the Amul girl has made it to 50 and ... Read more...

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Mrinal Sen, young at 90, says learning is never ending


May 15th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) "Ninety years ago there was an accident - my birth, and another accident is waiting to happen - my death and I have the courage to ... Read more...

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Briton enjoys 50 years’ solitude on island


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days ... Read more...

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Himachal panel questions policy on Tibetans


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than half a century after Tibetans fleeing Tibet made Himachal Pradesh their second home, a one-man commission, appointed by the state to look into illegal ... Read more...

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Flawed policies Myanmar’s biggest setback: Official


March 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 3 (IANS) An economic adviser to Myanmar President Thein Sein has said it is not the lack of resources but "flawed policies that have been our undoing".U Myint ... Read more...

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The Dalai Lama: Torn between Tibet and India!


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 3 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is torn between two homes. More than half a century after he was forced along with some 80,000 Tibetans to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘All in the Family’ director John Rich dies


January 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) All in the Family director, John Rich, has died from heart failure at the age of 86 years. The veteran television director passed away at his ... Read more...

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There is no Tibet issue, says China


January 4th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) There is nothing like a "Tibet issue", a Chinese official told EU representatives.Zhu Weiqun, Executive Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jamaica celebrates its 50th independence anniversary


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kingston, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jamaica is celebrating its 50th independence anniversary this year. They had previously been ruled by Britain and just half a century ago, they attained freedom. Needless to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cricket commentator Tony Cozier made MCC life member


December 16th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS/CMC) Noted West Indies cricket commentator Tony Cozier has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his contribution to the game for ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

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Iran criticises IAEA for leaking its scientists’ identity


November 19th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 19 (IANS) Iran has criticised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over leaking information about Iranian nuclear scientists and jeopardising their lives.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s ... Read more...

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Yesudas completes 50 years as singer!


November 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 13 (IANS) Singing legend K.J. Yesudas will celebrate his golden jubilee as a singer Nov 14 as it was on this day half-a-century ago that he recorded his ... Read more...

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Michelle Williams is the cover girl of Elle UK


October 31st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Michelle Williams has been featured at the cover of the 2011 edition of the magazine Elle UK. The 31-year-old spoke to the magazine about several range ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Thai flood toll rises to 381


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead in Thailand's worst floods that have inundated many provinces since July, the government said Sunday.The Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Obama calls himself ‘underdog’ in 2012 poll


October 4th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) As a new poll suggested that a majority of Americans expect him to be a one-term president, Barack Obama called himself an "underdog" with a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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Experts rule out fresh killer quake in Nepal, Sikkim


September 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) There is no further danger of another immediate major trembler, seismological experts in Nepal said Monday, after a quake killed 39 people in Nepal and India ... Read more...

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UAE charity sends emergency aid to Somalia


September 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) A UAE charity is sending emergency aid to famine-hit Somalia. One plane carrying relief items left for the African country Wednesday.The other plane will leave Dubai ... Read more...

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Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit in St. Stephen’s association soup


September 7th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Sandeep Dikshit, second-term Congress MP and son of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has been served notice by his alma mater St. Stephen's College for ... Read more...

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UAE campaign for kids reaches Kenya-Somalia border


August 31st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's global campaign to cure a million children has arrived near the Kenya-Somalia border.There are tens of thousands of children suffering from malnutrition in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yoshihiko Noda is Japan’s new PM (Lead)


August 30th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 30 (IANS) Japan's parliament has backed former finance minister Yoshihiko Noda as the country's new prime minister, BBC reported Tuesday.The parliament's approval came after the 54-year-old Noda secured ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UAE firm donates dates to famine-hit Somalia


August 24th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Al Ain (UAE), Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) A UAE food company has donated 40 tonnes of dates to the famine victims of Somalia, it was announced Tuesday.Musallam Obaid Al Ameri, general ... Read more...

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Big B is brand ambassador of Force Motors’ new SUV (With Image)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be the brand ambassador for Pune truck and multi-utility vehicles manufacturer, Force Motors' new SUV, Force One.Amitabh, along with Force Motors' ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IBM unveils computing chips that mimic human brain


August 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) IBM researchers Thursday unveiled an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the human brain processes information.IBM said in a statement that researchers have created ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The child in a 63-year-old has over 2,000 toys


August 13th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) They say in every man a child is hidden. And to discover that child in 63-year-old Gopal Khanna is not difficult at all.Just look ... Read more...

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Restoring freedom of Tibetans top priority: Lobsang Sangay (Interview)


August 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, the 43-year-old prime minister-elect of the Tibetan government-in-exile, says restoring the freedom of people in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t allow regional hegemony: Gilani


July 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan rejects efforts by any country to establish regional hegemony, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani comment was in reference to that of ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Smoking during pregnancy increases birth defects


July 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have finally come up with the evidence that supports the long-held view that pregnant women should not smoke. In a new study which was published ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rahul Gandhi assures farmer-friendly land acquisition bill


July 8th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bajna (Mathura), July 8 (IANS) A day ahead of his mega farmers rally in Aligarh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday assured farmers that the government would introduce a ... Read more...

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American painter Cy Twombly dies


July 6th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American painter Cy Twombly has died at the age of 83 years. Twombly is famous for his calligraphic paintings, which shot him to fame in the 1950s.... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China to build four super dams on Jinsha river


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is building four hydroelectric dams with a generating capacity double that of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed ... Read more...

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